As we approach Memorial Day, let us all take time this weekend honor those who have given their lives during military service to our country.
Typically this holiday weekend is a time of gathering with family and friends around the barbecue and other festivities. However, this Memorial Day weekend will be different because of the times we are in. I encourage you to enjoy your celebrations at home with those that live with you. Let’s all do our part to stay home now, so we can enjoy plenty of joyful holiday weekends outside in the near future.
Please have a safe and healthy weekend!
Senator Antonio Hayes
40th District- Baltimore City
Celebrating Safely At Home
Typically my wife Jenny and I celebrate our birthdays in a restaurant or with a group of friends. However, due to COVID-19 we celebrated her birthday in our home, just the two of us, and had just as much fun.
Happy Birthday Jenny!
Have you completed your Census 2020?
The city-wide Census response rate right now is around 49%. Let’s all do our part to make sure we are counted.
This Census decides where federal money and resources are sent. Therefore, if you are worried about the economic fallout of the Coronavirus, federal funding to support Baltimore depends on the Census response rate. To help our local economy, health system and neighbors, fill out your Census today. Click here for more information.
Baltimore Public Markets Open for Pickup/Delivery
Baltimore Public Markets are now open for curbside pickup and delivery. The markets feature a wide range of products, including local produce, high-quality meats and fresh seafood, Baltimore’s world-famous crab cakes, wine and cheese. Merchants have adapted their businesses to comply with COVID-19 mandated guidelines and restrictions. For more information on vendors at Lexington Market, Broadway Market, and Northeast Market click here.
Small Business Resources
FedEx is providing $1million in grants to small businesses. In addition to $5,000 grants, recipients will get $500 credit that can be used for printing banners, posters, floor graphics, etc. Application period will start on 5/25. For more information click here.